Tom Cruise has reportedly not seen his daughter Suri in years, though he can
Tom Cruise has the option of seeing his daughter for 10 days a month but reportedly chooses not to do so
Tom Cruise is allowed to see his daughter Suri for around 10 days every month, but, reportedly chooses not to do so. Cruise and his third wife Katie Holmes got divorced in the year 2012, after being married for 6 years, with Katie getting primary custody of their daughter.
As reported by US Weekly, a source shared, "Every person is allowed to see their child if they wanted to," revealing that the custody of 12-year-old Suri has been outlined and detailed in his divorce agreement with Holmes. "He chooses not to because she is not a Scientologist," the source continued. Since the year 2013, Cruise has not been photographed with his daughter, Suri, the source added.
The former editor in chief of 'The Village Voice' and a critic of Scientology, Tony Ortega, added Holmes probably signed "some nondisclosure agreement saying she wouldn’t say anything bad about Scientology," in order to make sure she was granted primary custody of her daughter. "She wanted to get away and she wanted to get Suri," Ortega went on to add.
Ortega also added it was very likely Holmes was advised against keeping in touch with her former friend and former Scientologist Leah Remini post her divorce from Cruise. "I’m sure her father, who’s a smart attorney, has probably told her that hanging out with Leah would be considered disparaging the church in the eyes of Tom and the church," Ortega revealed.
"We were all hoping that eventually, Katie would say more and that we’d see them together, but Leah has gone on to become this real lightning rod for exposing Scientology’s abuses, and I think Katie just wants to keep the life she has right now with Suri and not get in a big fight with the church," Tony continued. Remini publicly left the church in the year 2013, and recently claimed Holmes is not "allowed to have a meal" with her as she could risk losing custody of Suri.
Karin Pouw who is the Church of Scientology’s spokesperson denied Remini's claims in a statement, which read: "Ms. Remini’s ridiculous rants are unending and the myths and tales she and her coproducer spread are grown more bizarre by the day. They hire producers to rehash tired, preposterous myths invented and spread by the same handful of former Scientologists motivated by greed and anger".